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Jess Hill’s mission to understand abusive men

When the state government of Victoria first flagged the idea of holding its ground-breaking Royal Commission into Family Violence four years ago, domestic abuse experts around the country…

  • Hayley Gleeson
  • ABC

Finally, here was an opportunity to crack open the festering, deadly problem and chart a clear path to fixing it.

Others, though, began battening down the hatches, preparing for all hell to break loose.

Annette Gillespie, then head of Safe Steps, Victoria’s 24-hour family violence support service, warned government ministers that shining a spotlight on the underbelly of abuse would trigger a…

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